Fletcher backs Vaughan retirement decision

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London, June 29 (ANI): Former England cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher believes former skipper Michael Vaughan is making the right decision by retiring from all forms of cricket.

Hailing Vaughan as a "gutsy fighter" of whom the game "can be very proud," The Guardian quoted Fletcher as saying: "Vaughan was a classy batsman, but he became a marvellous captain and a good friend. English cricket can be very proud of him."

"The public saw one side only: a batsman who could cover-drive and pull like a dream, and a tactically astute leader who brought the best out of his players. What they didn't see was the gutsy fighter who could score 177 with a busted knee, as he did in Adelaide in 2002-03, or the burning desire which once made him furious with me when I told him he couldn't play in a one-dayer at Bristol against the Aussies because of a serious finger injury."

Vaughan is expected to announce his retirement from all forms of the game at Edgbaston tomorrow.

Fletcher added: "It's sad that he's going to announce his retirement, but reluctantly I have to say he's made the right decision." (ANI)

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